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Māori Myths and Legends - Word Searches

Māori Myths and Legends - Word Searches

A fabulous resource to have in New Zealand classrooms when studying Māori Myths and Legends. Great for a follow-up activity after reading the story, or to have as an early-finisher task. 12 word searches. Eleven of the word searches have a Māori themed border or panel that can be coloured after finding all of the words. One word search has a flame/fire themed border (How Maui Found the Secret of Fire). These word searches are designed to go with the fabulous stories written by Peter Gossage. These books are commonly found in NZ schools and are also easily available for purchase in book stores. (They have amazing artwork!) The words used in the word searches are taken from the stories in these books. The 12 Word Searches: ♦ How Maui Slowed the Sun ♦ The Fish of Maui ♦ How Maui Found his Father and the Magic Jawbone ♦ How Maui Found his Mother ♦ In the Beginning ♦ How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death ♦ How Maui Found the Secret of Fire ♦ Battle of the Mountains ♦ Pania of the Reef ♦ Rona and the Moon ♦ The Giant of Lake Wakatipu ♦ Hinemoa and Tūtānekai Each word search is on A4 size paper and can easily be reduced to A5 if necessary. There are 16 words to be found on each word search. ANSWER SHEETS are included. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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MATARIKI - Star Craft with Facts

MATARIKI - Star Craft with Facts

Are you looking for a great activity for teaching your students some knowledge about Matariki (the Māori New Year)? This is an engaging activity that will look great in your classroom. Your students will colour/decorate a star template (2x A4 size pages) and then cut and glue it to reveal a fact about Matariki behind the ‘flaps’. There are 30 different facts which will hopefully allow a different fact for each student in your class. After constructing the stars, your students can orally share their fact with the class to help build knowledge about Matariki. The stars can be pinned to the wall or you can hang them to create a fabulous galaxy! Some precision is required with cutting and gluing. If you have younger students, you may like to buddy them up with an older class (great for fostering the tuakana-teina relationship). Included: ♦ Instructions that are easy-to-follow (pictures included). ♦ List of the 30 facts. ♦ Template – front of the star ♦ Template – back of the star (with fact) x30 Examples of the Facts: ♦ Matariki is a cluster of stars that disappears below the horizon in April and reappears in late May or early June. ♦ If you drove to the Matariki stars in a car at a speed of 100 km/hr, you would arrive in 4.8 billion years! ♦ The stars of Matariki were used by the crews of voyaging waka as a navigational aid to guide them across the Pacific Ocean. ♦ It is now thought that there are 9 stars (rather than 7) in the Matariki star cluster. Their names are: Uru-ā-rangi, Waitī, Waitā, Tupu-ā-rangi, Tupu-ā-nuku, Matariki, Waipuna-ā-rangi, Pōhutukawa, Hiwa-i-te-rangi. Many of these facts will be a great starting point for a topic of inquiry. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Matariki - Math Art - Parabolic Curve Stars

Matariki - Math Art - Parabolic Curve Stars

Celebrate the Māori New Year with this activity that includes a math focus (parabolic curves). Parabolic Curves – draw a series of straight intersecting lines between dots on the template and watch curves magically appear! Super-fun and engaging. 4 DIFFERENT TYPES OF STARS: ♦ 4-point ♦ 5-point ♦ 6-point ♦ 8-point 4 ACTIVITY OPTIONS: ♦ Create the star and write a fact about Matariki in the box underneath. ♦ Create the star on the circle template, cut it out and glue on a coloured piece of paper/card. Type or write a fact about Matariki and glue it underneath. ♦ Create the star on the circle template. Cut it out and glue it onto some card. Write a fact about Matariki on the back and hang it. ♦ Use the example stars as a colouring activity only. Display any way you wish. INCLUDED: ♦ Instructions. ♦ 4, 5, 6, 8 star templates with box to write in underneath ♦ 4, 5, 6, 8 star templates in circle ♦ 4, 5, 6, 8 star templates in circle with lines already drawn INSTRUCTIONS: Easy-to-follow instructions are included. One instruction is written and shown on an A4 size page so they are great to show via a data projector if you have one. The pattern is very simple (eg. join dot 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, etc). A black ball-point pen and coloured pencils are recommended for completing this activity. Please note that some of the templates included in this resource are also found in one of my other resources: STAR ART – using parabolic curves. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Te Reo Māori – Handwriting Copy Cards – Whakataukī (Proverbs)

Te Reo Māori – Handwriting Copy Cards – Whakataukī (Proverbs)

Handwriting/Printing copy cards for New Zealand classrooms using the Māori alphabet and proverbs. a e i o u h k m n p r t w wh ng 30 cards in total – 2 cards for each letter. A5 size (2 cards per A4 size paper). Laminate the cards. Students look at the card and copy one line of each letter into their exercise book, followed by the sentence (the proverb). 3 different sets of cards provided: ♦ with the English translation (no numbers) ♦ with full-height numbers 0-9 (no English translation) ♦ with half-height numbers 0-9 (no English translation) The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter/number shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. *** Lots of other New Zealand Handwriting and Te Reo Maori resources available in my store. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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First Australians Episode 4: No Other Law

First Australians Episode 4: No Other Law

This episode of First Australians gives an excellent academic account of the first 50 years of contact between the Arrernte people of central Australia and the European missionaries, pastoralists and police. What makes it so amazing is that the narrative is seen by both the lens of the Arrernte people and that of the European settlers. Issues covered include: laws and Dreaming stories of the Arrernte people and the importance of this to the lives of the people, early relations between Arrernte and European peoples, the impact of pastoralism, frontier conflict and atrocities, and the clash of Arrernte beliefs and Christian missionaries. An excellent case-study in contact history.
WayneWoods
Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheener.  Freedom fighters or murderers?

Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheener. Freedom fighters or murderers?

Dispossessed of their land and all means of survival as a result of the genocidal "Black War" in Van Diemen's Land in the mid-1800s to 1832, warriors Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheener took the only option available to them, they fought back. Their guerrilla campaign resulted in the deaths of British settlers. The men were captured by the British army and transported to Port Phillip Bay (now Melbourne) to be the first men hung in the local prison. Were they freedom fighters or murderers? Unfortunately, our written evidence is entirely British. The Tasmanian Aborigines passed down their histories orally. Can you identify the forces at play: systemic racism, biased sources and dispossession on the scale of the Highland Clearances?
WayneWoods
Te Reo Maori Words that Every Kiwi Should Know

Te Reo Maori Words that Every Kiwi Should Know

This fun and engaging game helps to reinforce and introduces students to the Maori language. The games shuffle ability assures that no two games are ever the same which means you can use the same resource multiple times. I typically put the class into small groups and ask a member of the group to choose a color and number. That is the question that they have to answer. If correct they get one point. Then I move to the next group. Alternatively the whole class answers and then we tally up the points to get a winner. I run it on an interactive whiteboard but would be equally successful on a projector, computer or TV screen. Alternatively it could be run for an individual student on their own device. When you start the game press the shuffle button to randomize the questions ensuring that no game is ever the same. This means that this Jeopardy game can be used multiple times with the one class as it is different every time. This is a PowerPoint Macro Show. To run the game double click the file and make sure you say "yes" to running macros. If you do not the questions will not shuffle correctly. I have tested on a PC but it should work on other devices. If this is your first time with Macros let me know by personal message and I am happy to answer all your questions. Enjoy
Kiwilander
Taniwha - mask, art, wall display

Taniwha - mask, art, wall display

This resource contains black/white and coloured taniwha heads that can be used in a number of ways. For example: masks for drama, art projects and wall displays. A handy resource when studying Māori myths and legends. Included: ♦ black/white taniwha for students to colour and personalise. A variety of templates are included (same design but certain features are included/excluded). ♦ coloured taniwha heads x10 ♦ coloured taniwha heads and upper body x10 Designed on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Aborigines - Clash of Cultures and Colonialism

Aborigines - Clash of Cultures and Colonialism

This lesson looks at the tragic story of the colonisation of Australia and the destruction of the Aboriginal way of life. There are several resources you can use for this lesson (and you might want to use this over two or three lessons - there is a lot here!). The students investigate whether or not we should apologise for the actions of our ancestors, and how it could/should be made right today. A really good lesson.
laumorrow
Tribal Relgions - Aboriginies (Indigenous Australians)

Tribal Relgions - Aboriginies (Indigenous Australians)

This lesson looks at the Indigenous Australians (or Aboriginies) as a case study for relgions in other parts of the world. The students investigate the aboriginal way of life and beliefs to learn what life may have been like in Britain before Christianity arrived. A fascinating lesson that is a good into to both Aboriginies and ancient religions.
laumorrow